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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

La prima cosa bella (original title)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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Bruno Michelucci - 2009
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Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 1971-1981
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Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009
Marco Messeri ...
Il Nesi
Sergio Albelli ...
Mario Michelucci
Claudia Pandolfi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 2009
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
Sandra
Aurora Frasca ...
Valeria Michelucci - Bambina
Giacomo Bibbiani ...
Bruno Michelucci - Bambino
Giulia Burgalassi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 1981
Francesco Rapalino ...
Bruno Michelucci - 1981
Isabella Cecchi ...
Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi ...
Roberto Lenzi
Dario Ballantini ...
Avvocato Cenerini
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Cristiano Cenerini
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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A Mais Bela Das Coisas  »

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€7,788,176 (estimated)
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Kim Rossi Stuart was originally cast as Bruno. He was subsequently replaced by Valerio Mastandrea, who ended up winning a David Di Donatello for his role. See more »

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References The Priest's Wife (1970) See more »

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Knowing of the things I've known
Written by Valerio Casini
Performed by Bad Love Experience
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a moving movie
25 January 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

A beautiful and touching movie. The actors are really good - Pandolfi and Mastandrea deliver probably their best performance ever, while the common effort of Stefania Sandrelli and Micaela Rammazzotti depicts a wonderful, unforgettable female lead character, that somehow accomplish the not so easy task of being at the same time down-to-earth and larger-than-life. The story is full of grief and pain, and thanks to the overall great acting performance, those feelings seem so real that they will make you suffer (and cry). At the same time, anyway, the script is full of funny moments that will make you laugh, and laughs will wash away the tears – you know, just like in the real life. Strongly recommended to anybody.


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